Pleosporales » Paradictyoarthriniaceae


Paradictyoarthrinium Matsush., Matsush. Mycol. Mem. 9: 18 (1996)

Index Fungorum number: IF 27676; Facesoffungi number: FoF 00315, 4 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2021), 4 species with molecular data.

Saprobic on host. Sexual morph: Unknown. Asexual morph: Conidiogenous cells blastic, integrated, terminal, determinate. Conidia muriform, initially globose to sub globose, becoming ellipsoidal to irregular shape, brown to black, solitary or developing in branched chains, with 1– 2 short chains, verrucose, very variable in size and shape; circular to irregular with a protruding basal cell; rounded to truncate at the base (Adapted from Liu et al. 2015).


            Type species: Paradictyoarthrinium diffractum Matsush.


Notes: Paradictyoarthrinium was introduced by Matsushima (1996) with P. diffractum as type species. Paradictyoarthrinium is characterized by blastic conidiogenous cells, verrucose brown to black conidia variable in shape. Phylogenetic analyses of Paradictyoarthrinium were provided in Liu et al. (2015). Phylogenetically, Paradictyoarthrinium is a distinct and well-supported genus in Paradictyoarthriniaceae.


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